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Arrive Systems Establishes Rep Channel with BP Marketing and Symco, Inc.

Atlanta, GA– August 9, 2011 – Arrive® Systems Inc., a global leader in innovative, sustainable and integrated AV/IT communications solutions is pleased to announce the signing of BP Marketing Group and Symco, Inc., as part of their manufacturer representative team. Arrive Systems engaged in the strategic partnership to enable AV dealers and system integrators to utilize the best of the companies’ core strengths: expertise in audio visual, video conferencing, and information technology. Through leveraging competencies of respective organizations, coordinating marketing sales and service activities, Arrive Systems will be able to fulfill the needs and specifications particular to Green and Netcentric AV.

BP Marketing group is one of the top manufacturer’s representative companies in the country serving a 17-state region in Central U.S. including MN, WI, MI, OH, KY, IN, IL, MO, IA, KS, NE, CO, UT, WY, AZ, SD and ND. Symco, Inc. is a leading Manufacturer Rep more

VAI brings 21st-Century Gesture Technology to Las Vegas Jewelry Trade Show

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Video Applications, Inc. (VAI), a WorldStage company, paired innovative jewelry company Chamilia with an innovative motion gesture tracking technology to showcase Chamilia’s latest collection at the recent JCK Las Vegas. The show, held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center, is the most comprehensive jewelry gathering in the country attracting more than 2,500 participants from 22 countries.

Minneapolis-based Chamilia partnered with Media Loft on the booth’s unique videowall controlled by presenters’ touchless gestures. The videowall displayed Chamilia’s extensive bead collection, which allows consumers to customize and personalize their jewelry.

“The objective was to showcase their beautiful products in a way that was larger than life,” says Greg Friedmann, account supervisor at Media Loft. “JCK Las Vegas does not have a lot of companies using technology. Traditionally, exhibitors have jewelry behind display cases. more

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Christie Launches Virtual Print Fee Program Designed to Easily Assist Exhibitors in North America With Conversion to Digital Cinema

Christie® today announced its Virtual Print Fee (VPF) program for North America exhibitors seeking a simplified plan that enables them to make their move to DCI Compliant digital cinema projection systems in the near future.

With support from all the major Hollywood studios including the Walt Disney Company, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures, the new Christie VPF program is for exhibitors wanting the greatest independence in planning a digital cinema conversion with VPF financial support through the Christie plan.

“Based on our experience in helping to convert more than 20,000 theatres worldwide, we specifically designed Christie’s VPF program to be a perfect match for exhibitors who are looking to convert from film to digital in the most cost-effective and seamless manner,? said Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “Simply put, we are providing a path more

Kramer Introduces the VS-88H, VS-66H, VS-84H, VS-48H HDMI Matrix Switchers

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Kramer’s VS-88H

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the VS-88H, VS-66H, VS-84H and VS-48H high quality 8×8, 6×6, 8×4 and 4×8 matrix switchers for HDMI signals. These models all ensure quick and reliable switching of HDMI signals.

All four units support up to 2.25Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel and offer HDMI Support (V.1.4 with 3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color™ and Lip Sync). They are HDCP (High Definition Digital Content Protection) and HDTV (High Definition Television) compatible.

These models include Kramer’s I-EDIDPro™ technology; Kramer’s Intelligent EDID Processing™. I-EDIDPro technology ensures that EDID information is properly processed, resulting in Plug and Play operation within HDMI systems. The units re-clock and equalize all signals, and can route any input to any or all outputs simultaneously.

These new HDMI Matrix switchers also incorporate Kramer’s unique I-HDCPro™ technology. Kramer more

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NEW ONLINE VIDEO DEMONSTRATES BENEFITS OF SYMETRIX ROOM COMBINE 788 PROCESSOR

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 2011: Symetrix introduced the intuitive, powerful, and affordable Room Combine 788 with the audio system designer in mind. To highlight the benefits of the Room Combine 788, Symetrix has created a short video that describes its key features. The video, logically titled “Introduction to Room Combine 788,” is freely available at the company’s website, symetrix.co, or at youtube.com.

In a nutshell, the Room Combine 788 combines up to eight microphones and four background music sources in as many as eight different rooms. Full input conditioning, automatic mixing, and loudspeaker management makes any sound system a thing of sonic beauty, and Symetrix’ deeply-integrated support of Symetrix ARC wall panels and third-party user interfaces adds the polish that earns word of mouth referrals. But as the video shows, what sets the Room Combine 788 apart from other room combine more

DANLEY SPEAKERS FILL THE AIR WITH THE SWEET SOUND OF MUSIC AT NEW YORK’S MADISON SQUARE PARK

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2011: At just over six acres, Madison Square Park sits at the heart of New York City, framed majestically by Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, and East 23rd Street. Since its revitalization a decade ago, it has earned the love of New Yorkers near and far with beautiful landscaping, engaging community activities, and a fantastic summer concert series. Dubbed “The Oval Lawn Series,” the concerts can draw over a thousand people to enjoy blues, jazz, and folk acts with national recognition. The New York branch of respected consulting firm SIA Acoustics designs and implements the portable PA system anew each year in order to put promising new equipment through a torturous, real-world test. This year, more

ASHLY NETWORK-ENABLED ne24.24M PROCESSOR AND neWR-5 REMOTE CONTROLS MODERNIZE CONVENTION SPACE AT CHADRON STATE COLLEGE

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The combined four-room convention space at Chadron State College was easily networked using an Ashly ne24.24M processor and remote control wall panels.

CHADRON, NEBRASKA – JULY 2011: The students, staff, and visitors of Chadron State College in northwest Nebraska enjoy more than just a first-rate state school with deep historical significance in the region. They enjoy access to some of the finest outdoor sporting opportunities in the country, including award winning mountain biking, fishing and hunting. Those perks may partially explain the great success CSC has had renting its modest but tremendously flexible convention space. Located in the heart of the student center, which is itself in the heart of campus, the space is comprised of five separate rooms that can combine in a variety of permutations. Recently, Haggerty’s Audio Visual of nearby Rapid City, South Dakota more

EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Keynote Address to the Graduating Class of Spelman College

EAW®’s KF740 Line Array and SB1000z Subwoofers, deployed by AEE Productions, filled the room at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta with clear, articulate sound

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote graduation address to the 2011 class of Spelman College. The graduation event took place at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Convention Center hall is huge, approximately 200 feet wide by 420 feet deep and able to hold in excess of 10,000 people. Still, the sound that filled the room that day was both clear and articulate, thanks to the use of EAW® loudspeaker systems.

The P.A. system, provided by Atlanta-based AEE Productions, utilized 16 EAW KF740 Three-Way Full Range Line Array Loudspeakers flown in two line arrays on either side of the 60-foot-wide stage. Another 16 EAW SB1000z Large Format Subwoofers were set up and stacked more

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Wowza Media Server 3 Shortlisted for 2011 CSI Product Awards

‘Any Screen Done Right’ Server Software Recognized as One of the Best Products in the New ‘TV Everywhere/Multi-Screen Video’ Category more

HK Audio Offers Contractors and System Integrators Free “Configurator? App for Elements Line of Modular Sound Reinforcement Products

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— New App, available from Apple’s App Store, helps audio professionals decide on the ideal HK Elements system configuration based on performance type, venue and crowd size —

––Tutorial features and dealer locator also included ––

MELVILLE, NY, August 9, 2011 — As part of its ongoing efforts to streamline the system configuration process for contractors and system integrators, HK Audio offers a “Configurator? iPad®/iPhone/iPod touch App for its Elements line of modular sound reinforcement. The new App helps these audio professionals put together the ideal HK Elements system based on application. Systems range from 150-Watt configurations for speaking engagements, up to a full 3,600-Watt stereo system for live performance. The Elements range offers clients of contractors and system integrators a compact sound reinforcement solution with outstanding speech intelligibility and transparent sound quality for houses of worship, theaters, live more

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